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ITArSiTMn.E COVFR LETTER 

Commissioner for Patents 
Examiner Jason P. Salce 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
Art Unit 2611 

(571) 273-8300 

Thomas F. Presson 

July 25, 2005 

FLHRcf No.: 450100-4916 
Serial No: 09/334,424 



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July 25, 2005 

VTA DHL COURIER 

Mr. Yoshihide Nakamura 
Senior General Manager 
Intellectual Property Division 
Sony Corporation 
Osaki East Technology Center 
Gate City Osaki 1-11-1 Osaki 
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 
141-0032 JAPAN 

Re: U.S. Patent Appln. Serial No. 09/334,424 
Sony Ref.: S99P0644US00 
Sony IPD: Sujin Park 
Our Ref.: 450100-4916 



Dear Mr. Nakamura: 

Thank you for your facsimile letter dated July 25, 2005. 

Enclosed is a copy of the Amendment we today filed in response to the Office Action 
dated April 25, 2005 in the above-referenced matter. 

We will keep you fully informed of all further developments in this matter. 
Sincerely yours. 




Thomas F. Presson 

TFPrdxb 

Enclosure 



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Yasutomo Ntshina et aL 
09/334.424 
June 16, 1999 

INFORMATION TRANSMimNG APPARATUS AND METHOD. 
INFORMATION RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD. 
PROVIDER, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM 



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Applicants 
Serial No. 
Filed 
For 

Examiner JasonP.Salce 
Art Unit 2611 



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Commissioner for Patents 

P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Dear Sir: 

Transmitted herewitb is an amendment in the above-identiiied application. 
^ No addidooal fee is required 

□ The foe has been calculated as diown below. 

□ This is an appUcation of a small entity under 37 CFR 1.9(f). and the amounts shown in parentheses apply. 

Claims as Amended 



(1) 


(2) 

Ciaims renoaiiiing after 
amendment 


(3) 


(4) 
Highest 
number 
previously 
paid for 


(5) 

Present extra 


(6) 
Rate 


(7) 
Additional 
Fee 


Total claims 


25 


Minus 


=28 


*0x 


$50(25) 


= $0 


Independent claims 


17 


Minus 


*♦* =17 


•Ox 


$200(100) 


= $0 






Total additional fee for this amendment 




$0 



* If die entry in Column 2 is less than die entry in Column 4, write "0" in Colunm 5. 

*♦ If die highest number of total claims previously paid for is less than 20, write "2(r in dus space. 

*** If the highest number of independent claims previously paid for is less than 3, write **3" in this space. 

□ -ms application contains a rouUiple dependent claim. The required fee of $360(1 80) has bcco previously paid □. or is paid herewith □- 

□ This response is being fiaed wifliin the month following U»e expiration of the terai origmally set therefor. This is a petition to request 

a month extension of time. A check covering the cost of the petition is enclosed. 

□ A check in the amount of $ is attached, which covers Ihe cost <rf □ ailditional claims petition for extension of time. 

□ Charge $ to Deposit Account No. 50-0320. 

la Please chai^ any additional fees incurred by reason of this response or credit any overpayment to Deposit Account 
No. 50-0320. 



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FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG LLP 
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Date of Signatore 



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Confirmation No. 



Yasutomo Nishina et al. 
09/334.424 

INFORMATION TOANSMmiNG APPARATUS 
AND METHOD, INFORMATION RECEIVING 
APPARATUS AND METHOD, PROVIDER, AND 
BROADCASTING SYSTEM 

June 16, 1999 

Jason P. Salce 

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[ hereby certify thai fliis canespondence is being transmitted via 
facsiinile to (571) 273-8300 on My 25, 2005. 




UNDER 37 CJ,R, §1.121 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Sir: 

In response to the Non-Final Office Action dated April 25, 2005, having a three- 
month statutory period for response set to expire on July 25, 2005, please amend the above- 
captioned application as follows.